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Windows 7: Removing Games & links

02 May 2013   #1
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 
Removing Games & links

Looking at the attached pic, I know how to remove the links to the games under the Game Providers list (which happen to be WildTangents webgames that came pre-installed on my Toshiba laptop) by going through the registry; but are these actually installed on the laptop or are they JUST links?




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02 May 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

WildTangents games that come from OEMs are trial games and also known as Adware . Slows your PC down .
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03 May 2013   #3
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

Figured it out & removed all traces of the games & links.

There are a few others I'm going to look over to decide whether/not to keep:
Club Penguin, Dark Orbit, Seafight, Shaiya & WOW.
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03 May 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Club Penguin I believe is part of Wild Tangent . WOW isn't thats a game you purchase or download as a trial . Doesn't come with PCs
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03 May 2013   #5
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

WOW came pre-installed on my laptop, I didn't have to buy it.
Here's what I get when I open it: https://us.battle.net/account/creation/wow/signup/
Seems to be a trial for the Starter Edition. I may try it out later, not a big online game player myself though.
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03 May 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Most OEMs have game trials . Some of them could be adware some of them are legit. I'm not a game person myself . I find them boring on PCs .
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